Open Days At STEPs Schools Start Next Week

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Eight schools which are part of the School Teacher Effectiveness Plans (STEPs) Pilot project will have Open Days for members of the public starting this week. STEPs, a critical component of the Education Sector Enhancement Project II, was launched on October 10, 2017, and aims to transform learning and teaching in schools. The concept was framed within the context of …

Education Ministry Staff Pampered At Health Fair

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Staff of the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training were pampered and treated to free health checks during a health fair held at the Ministry’s Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St. Michael, on Thursday. The fair was part of Education Month activities, and the Ministry staff, who are tasked with the responsibility of managing the island’s educational system, got …

No School On Friday; Teachers Professional Day

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Teachers Professional Day will be observed this Friday, October 19, and all schools will be closed. However, the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has encouraged the management of schools to organize activities for the development of their institutions. At the Ministry’s headquarters at the Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St. Michael there will be a social event, where …

Education Expo Opens At Ministry

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Students and members of the public got to see firsthand the contribution teachers make to the development of Barbados’ human capital, during the first day of the Ministry of Education’s Expo at its Constitution Road, St. Michael headquarters. Visitors to the Expo were taken on an educational journey as the Ministry showcased its initiatives in education, ranging from early childhood …

Education Exhibition Continues At LESC

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Youth Excellence, the Art and Innovation Exhibition,  which showcases students’ talent in art and craft, cosmetology, jewellery, clothing and furniture, continues this week at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC), Two Mile Hill, St. Michael. Members of the public may view the items on display, from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day, until Thursday, October 18. Additionally, Youth Create, …

Cultural Industries Forum October 18

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In keeping with its theme for Education Month, Building Excellence in Education through STEAM, the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training will host a cultural industries forum for students. Dubbed Youth Create, the forum will take place at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, on Thursday, October 18, from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. Cultural industries …

Youth Art & Innovation Exhibition Opens On Sunday

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Some of the best talent the island’s youth has to offer will be on display at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, during Youth Excellence, on Sunday, October 14, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Youth Excellence is an art and innovation exhibition being hosted by the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, as part of Education …

Education Month Hike On Sunday

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Members of the public are invited to a health and wellness hike this Sunday, October 14, being held by the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training as part of its Education Month activities. Interested persons are asked to meet at 3:30 p.m. by the BRC Cricket Pavilion, Content, St. Thomas, for the hike, which will start promptly at 4:00 …

Students Given Lesson In Healthy Eating

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Over 100 secondary school students pursuing the Food and Nutrition syllabus were taught valuable lessons on how to adopt healthy habits to curb the increasing number of persons with non-communicable diseases. The occasion was the Health and Wellness Seminar hosted by the Barbados Light & Power Company Limited and the St. Lucy Parish Independence Committee this morning at the Daryll …

STEAM Top Of Agenda At EduNation Forum

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The importance of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) in schools will take centre stage when the EduNation Forum comes off at the Queens’ Park Steel Shed, The City, on Thursday, October 4, at 9:30 a.m. Students in Fifth and Sixth forms from the island’s public and private secondary schools, as well as education officials and professionals leading the …